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BACKGROUND Non-pharmacological therapies are recommended for the care of knee osteoarthritis patients. Unloader knee braces provide an interesting functional approach, which aims to modulate mechanical stress on the symptomatic joint compartment. We aimed to confirm the biomechanical effects and evaluate functional benefits of a new knee brace that combines(More)
OBJECTIVES The Rheumatoid and Arthritis Outcome Score (RAOS) was recently developed to evaluate functional disability and quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients suffering from lower limb symptoms. The aims of this study were to cross-culturally adapt the RAOS into French and to assess its psychometric properties, in particular, responsiveness(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of loss of range of motion (ROM) of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint on the kinematic parameters of walking in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS Inclusion of RA patients with inactive disease, no synovitis of the inferior limb and reduced ROM of the MTP joints. Evaluation of the ROM of the MTP dorsal and(More)
We investigated the integration of neck muscle afferents during walking and running. Subjects walked or ran straight ahead, with or without an additional mass (20% of body weight). They performed all trials without vibration and with continuous vibration (80 Hz) applied to the lateral aspect of the neck. Vibration systematically caused body deviation toward(More)
It is well known that center of pressure (CoP) displacement correlates negatively with the maximal isometric torque (MIT) of ankle muscles. This relationship has never been investigated in elderly fallers (EF). The purpose of this study was thus to analyze the relationship between the MIT of ankle muscles and CoP displacement in upright stance in a sample(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate, in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, feasibility, safety, compliance and functional improvements of an eccentric (ECC) cycle training protocol personalized by the rate of perceived exertion (RPE; 9-11 Borg Scale), compared to concentric (CON) training at workload corresponding to the first ventilatory threshold. METHODS Thirty(More)
OBJECTIVES Kinematic gait analysis consisting of measuring gait parameters (stride length, gait speed, dynamic joint angles) is a potential outcome measure in osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this study was to evaluate its psychometric properties. METHODS A systematic literature search was performed in PUBMED and the Cochrane database until January 2008 by(More)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a leading cause of disability, which affects primarily the forefoot. Moreover, the forefoot is the final ground body interface for transmitting forces produced by the plantar flexors in order to move the body forward. Therefore, a dysfunction in patients with arthritis might induce important changes in gait, such as(More)
We assumed that the combination of dual-mobility total hip arthroplasty (THA) using the minimally-invasive Röttinger anterolateral approach could guarantee hip stability with faster functional recovery. We objectively analyzed functional improvement after dual-mobility THA by quantitative gait analysis. We compared the results achieved following two(More)
Motor imagery is the ability to mentally simulate a movement without executing it. Previous investigations have reported a deterioration of this ability during complex arm movements in aged adults. In the present study, we aimed to extend these findings by investigating the temporal features of imagined precision gait in healthy elderly adults. Locomotion(More)